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A crystalline disaccharide of fructose and glucose, C12H22O11, extracted chiefly from sugarcane and sugar beets and commonly known as table sugar. Also called saccharose.
(Biochemistry) the technical name for sugar1
[C19: from French sucre sugar + -ose2]
1. a sweet, crystalline substance, C12H22O11, obtained from the juice or sap of many plants, esp. commercially from sugarcane and the sugar beet; sucrose.
2. any other plant or animal substance of the same class of carbohydrates, as fructose or glucose.
3. (sometimes cap.) an affectionate or familiar term of address (sometimes offensive when used to strangers, subordinates, etc.).v.t.
4. to cover, sprinkle, mix, or sweeten with sugar.
5. to make agreeable.v.i.
6. to form sugar or sugar crystals.
7. to make maple sugar.
8. sugar off, (in making maple sugar) to complete the boiling down of the syrup in preparation for granulation.
[1250–1300; Middle English sugre, sucre (n.) < Middle French sucre < Medieval Latin succārum < Italian zucchero < Arabic sukkar, akin to Persian shakar, Greek sákcharon (see sacchar-)]
usage: Definition 3 is an affectionate term of address used to a child, sweetheart, etc. However, when used in the workplace or in social interactions with strangers, it is sometimes perceived as insulting.
A crystalline sugar having the formula C12H22O11, found in many plants, especially sugar cane, sugar beets, and sugar maple. Sucrose is used widely as a sweetener.
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|Noun||1.||sucrose - a complex carbohydrate found in many plants and used as a sweetening agent|
disaccharide - any of a variety of carbohydrates that yield two monosaccharide molecules on complete hydrolysis
plant product - a product made from plant material
sucrose[ˈsuːkrəʊz] N → sucrosa f
sucrose[ˈsuːkrəʊs ˈsuːkrəʊz] n → saccharose m
sucrose[ˈsuːkrəʊz] n → saccarosio
n. sucrosa, sacarosa que se obtiene de la caña de azúcar o la remolacha.